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by ben jealous, president and ceo of the naacp. also with us, congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who serves on the house judiciary committee. let's go to you first, congresswoman. what about the house judiciary committee, the justice department looking into first the constitutionality, the legality of this law that is taking place and disenfranchising so many people in michigan? where does this stand? >> well, first of all, i join my ranking member, my colleague, john conyers, representative from detroit, in asking the attorney general to question the constitutionality of this runaway law. under article 4, section 4, we are owed an obligation to have a democracy of which we can vote on our dually chosen candidates. but this is a runaway opportunity to diminish minority voting power in particular because of the predominance of this process on predominantly african-american communities including detroit. i agree with mayor bing that he can get this done. this is union busting, but it is more than that. it is job busting. i hope many of your viewers will realize that when you go int
, business pro. you do. i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. this is a dandy. today mitt romney gave another preview of how he will twist himself into knots if he is the republican nominee to go against president obama. he insists, insists the health care mandates are a conservative principle, but only at the state level. the state level. okay. so here's what he said on fox news this morning.ç >> look, our plan was rights for our state, and in my view, it was based upon conservative principles that frankly came from newt gingrich and the heritage foundation which was instead of people relying on government to provide their care, they should take personal responsibility. and it is fundamentally a conservative principle to insist that people take personal respons
in iowa and endorsed the texas congressman. stay tuned, folks. while there are only six days left, but the ground is clearly shifting. so the co-chair of the bachmann campaign has jumped ship and gone over to ron paul. >>> up next, romney made millions of dollars at bain capital by putting my next guesç and his co-workers at ampad on the unemployment line. >>> don't forget to tweet us using #edshow. stay tuned. e about. ♪ that's why we created the share the love event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. ♪ with your help, we can reach 20 million dollars by the end of this, our fourth year. [ female announcer ] get 0 percent apr financing on select models for thirty-six months and we'll donate two-hundred and fifty dollars to your choice of five charities. now through january 3rd. >>> well the 2012 election is going to be about the economy and jobs. i think we can agree on that. most polls show that across the country. mitt romney's history at bain capital is not going to help his image as a job creator. now, we want to discl
appeared at a ron paul event in iowa and endorsed the texas congressman. stay tuned, folks. while there are only six days left, but the ground is clearly shifting. so the co-chair of the bachmann campaign has jumped ship and gone over to ron paul. >>> up next, romney made millions of dollars at bain capital by putting my next guest and his co-workers at ampad on the unemployment line. >>> don't forget to tweet us using #edshow. stay tuned. >>> well the 2012 election is going to be about the economy and jobs. i think we can agree on that. most polls show that across the country. mitt romney's history at bain capital is not going to help his image as a job creator. now, we want to disclose nbc universal and bain capital are each a part owner of the weather channel.ç bain capital's main business model is buying companies like american pad and paper and restructuring them. in many instances, bain turned a profit by strip mining these companies. american, ampad is what it's known, the stock was driven down and the company went bankrupt. they fired hundreds of workers along the way. o
. on january 6th of 2009, michele bachmann and lewis gohmert of texas, they introduced a two-month extension on a complete holiday tax. take a look. >> it is the height of arrogance that in this body we say no, no, no, gohmert's got this bill, hr143 that lets the people that earned it have a two month tax holiday. we can't do that, we can't let that come to the floor for a vote. >> oh, but that was a long time ago. you see, republicans wanted a zero tax rate for two months. today they say a 2% cut causes too much uncertainty. who are these people? they don't know who they are. but here's the bottom line. let me ask you this. have you ever gone out -- it happens in advertising quite a bit, i might add -- you go out and you do a deal with somebody over lunch. in this case, boehner likes to play golf. he likes the whiskey, likes the cigars, likes -- yeah, i got a deal, i got a deal, yeah. it gets back to the office. wait a minute, everything's changed. something else happened. has to call back. say, you know, i can't do the deal. happens in business, doesn't it? it really disappoints the heck o
of texas. great to have both of you with us tonight. congresswoman jackson lee, i want to ask you, is this game on for the democrats in did the president lay out a very progressive vision that you can stand behind and this is where the democrats have to go? >> ed, game on. this is truly a home run, renewed nationalism. i'm almost standing on my tippy toes because of the excitement of the president taking charge on behalf of the american people. teddy roosevelt talked about busting monopolies. he was called, as the president said in his speech, a socialist, a communist, and then turned out to be a hero, because in busting those monopolies, he created jobs for the american people. the president today laid out a roadmap and asked us, are we prepared and willing to sacrifice to get a better education, better opportunities for jobs and infrastructure, for the american people? by saying to those top 1%, many of whom are in agreement, but they have been taken hostage, themselves, by the republicans who use them as pawns to keep bush tax cuts that have done nothing to create jobs but only
. for example, lawrence v. texas is a great example. he wants the state of texas to basically make being gay illegal if they want to. and we hope there's a higher court, the supreme court that will stop that from happening under a ron paul presidency. >> yeah. this is pretty much in the context of paul trying to disavow other extreme positions in these newsletters years ago that are now dogging his campaign. paul wants to be bold, but he also seems to attract, you know, a fringe element that's out there. and it is out in iowa. the guy does have support. he's getting massive crowds compared to the other candidates. what do you make of all of this? >> well, i think a lot of it is pretty kind of crazy marketing. because what he's really hoping for is a kind of reconstructionist growth where christian law and the bible are what become one law with the civil law. it's interesting. these are the guys who screamed the most about the infringement of sharia law supposedly coming to our country, but what they want, or what michele bachmann went to call for to learn was how do we take these laws and ma
obstacles, create hardships, create chaos. for example, if you take a look at the hispanic vote in texas, it's been closed down by gerrymandering, to where hispanics have almost no input in the political process. the next step is to do that same thing with minorities of all kinds. the poor, with students, with the elderly. what you're seeing them do is this. it's a -- if you go state to state, this is the same pattern. allow fewer voting stations in certain places. allow very fewer voting attendants to be at the voting stations. make the convenience issue almost impossible, to where people don't want to show up to vote. what we see is we see situations where their intent is to create chaos. to keep people away from -- >> these advocates that are out there fighting for voters' rights, what can they do at this point? >> well, the 1965 voting rights act is a strong act, ed. it's been ignored for too long. as a matter of fact, three years ago, the u.s. justice department was told that this pattern was taking place. what i like about the act, lbj pushed this act through. you know what he did, ed?
texas. that's onlyi icoming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dooyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. [ male announcer ] what can you do with plain white rice? when you pour chunky beef with country vegetables soup over it... you can do dinner. four minutes, around four bucks. campbell's chunky. it's amazing what soup can do. [ male announcer ] got a cold? [ sniffling ] [ male announcer ] not sure what to take? now robitussin® makes finding the right relief simpler than ever. click on the robitussin® relief finder. click on your symptoms. get your right relief. ♪ makes the cold aisle easy. ♪ robitussin®. relief made simple. >>> another shakeup in iowa. and establishments republicans aren't real happy with this one. a new poll shows ro
nervous. >>> eric burns on the gop's attempts to discredit the congressman from texas. that's coming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. ♪ ramón, you're the whole enchilada, so tell me, is something in my life missing? yes. chunks of you are missing. it's not good. it was that bargain-brand cooking spray. it left the best part of me in the pan. ah! whereas i was cooked with new-and-improved pam. it's 70% better. see the difference in the muffins? this is hard for me to watch. sí, sí, sí. everything is falling apart! no, francisco. you are falling apart. aah! new pam helps you pull it off. even better. guaranteed. new pam helps you pull it off. ♪ when the things that you need come at just the right speed, t
, texas and wisconsin. five states have cut back an early voting including florida and ohio. now, six states have made voter registration a hell of a lot more difficult. ohio, florida, illinois, maine, texas and wisconsin. now, the effort is vast and these laws disproportionately affect the poor, the elderly, college students. people of color. and people in rural america are going to have it a lot tougher to vote in 2012. most of these key groups, what are they? they are key democratic constituencies. now, out of those 14 states, 5 million eligible voters could potentially be affected. that's a heck of a number. 171 electoral votes are in play, my friends. which is 63% of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. the numbers are staggering. 5 of these 14 states are considered to be battleground states. think about that. five states are battleground states in an era when one battleground state can swing the election, either way? wow. think about the laws in eight states requiring photo i.d. now, it's important, because 11% of citizens do not have a photo i.d. again, we're t
very nervous. >>> eric burns on the gop's attempts to discredit the congressman from texas. that'scoming up next. >>> pat robertson thinks this "saturday night live" sketch is a display of anti-christian bigotry. his own religious bigotry lands him in the zone. >>> a tweet from the president of college republicans of university of texas is the latest in a pattern of race-related attacks on the president from the right wing. michael eric dyson joins me later in the hour. you can tweet us your thoughts using #edshow. >>> another shakeup in iowa. >>> another shakeup in iowa. and establishments republicans aren't real happy with this one. a new poll shows ron paul on top with 23%. mitt romney is three points behind him at 20%. newt gingrich has dropped to the third after losing 13 points in two weeks. the newtster on the slide. republicans are getting nervous and they're pulling out all stops to prevent a ron paul victory. chris wallace kicked things off last week on fox saying if ron paul won it would discredit the caucuses? iowa republicans are echoing those remarks and the knives
the week saying he didn't know about the content but reports from texas newspapers in the mid-90s paint a very different picture. according to the houston chronicle in 1996, paul said his comments on blacks contained in the news letters should be viewed in the context of current events and statistical reports of the time. newt gingrich, the guy who says he's running a positive campaign is ready to pounce on a wounded ron paul. >> he's attacking me for serial hypocrisy and he spent earning money for ten years out of a news letter he didn't know. he has to come up with straight answers to get somebody to take him seriously. >> so with one week to go, this is where the republican party finds itself. the inability of the party to get behind one or even two candidates has left them with an uncertain situation heading into the final stretch before the first vote is cast. they better hope 2012 doesn't turn out the way 2011 ended. get your cell phones out. want to know what you think. tonight's question, who will win in iowa next week? one week out, that's our question tonight. text a for mitt
of texas, a gay couple cannot adopt a child in the state of texas. i mean, like, my -- today has been awesome, girl. until there is a federal marriage amendment that clearly states that marriage is between one man and one woman. if they print anymore money over there in washington, the gold's going to be good. we believe in the sanctity of traditional marriage. i applaud the legislators in new hampshire working to defend marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, realizing that children need to be raised in a loving home by a mother and a father. who has that merry heart that loves what he does and the countenance of a cheerful man comes out. [ applause ] today has been awesome, girl. >> i mean, wasn't it joe who said the thing i fear the most has come upon me? i don't know. you might be protesting too much there, brother perry. you go, boy. >>> up next, bill o'reilly's white washed life is on full display, but he may have come up with a great idea for a reality show. presidential soul train. james peterson will be here. >>> 14 states are attempting to block the vote in
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